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Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP of Warlord Games writes:

Sound the Charge! Prussian Cavalry Inbound!

Warlord Games' Prusssians

Prussian Hussars and Uhlans thunder over Black Powder battlefields.

Prussia was renowned for its excellent infantry under Frederick the Great. Less well known is the efficacy of the Prussian cavalry on the European battlefield in the 19th Century. Early in the Napoleonic wars, Bonaparte himself warned his generals of the excellent Prussian cavalry.

The well-trained and disciplined Prussian horse during the Hundred Days campaign formed regiments of cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars and lancers on the whole with the lighter cavalry intended for raiding and skirmishing, but in reality, took their place in the main battlelines during set-piece battles.

Hussars

Hussars Box Art

Hussars were ever-present in the Napoleonic wars, with twelve splendidly dressed regiments, composing 38% of all the Prussian cavalry at Waterloo. Commanded by the venerable Marschall Vorwärts – Field Marshal Blücher – they were a tough nut to crack…

Prussian Hussar regiments during the Hundred Days varied in uniform. The miniatures shown here follow the traditional attire for Hussars, and are ideal for the majority of Hussars regiments during the campaign. Prussian Hussars were light cavalry and performed the same role as hussars in every other army of the time. They were armed with a curved cavalry saber, which was of a robust design, and two pistols.

The boxed set will contain twelve Prussian Hussars, in Warlord resin, including components for an officer and bugler.

Hussars minis

Uhlans

Uhlans Box Art

The Uhlans, or lancers, of the Prussian army fulfilled the role of both skirmishing light cavalry and line shock troops alongside the dragoon and cuirassier units. Equipped with a lethal nine-foot lance, they were an imposing sight. It was the Uhlans who saved Marshall Blücher when unhorsed at Ligny.

Late-war Uhlans principally wore simple, dark-blue uniforms and practical equipment. By the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, all units had their lance pennants with black-and-white swallowtail pattern.

The boxed set will contain twelve Prussian Uhlans, in Warlord resin, including components for an officer and bugler.

Uhlans minis

All can be pre-ordered from today onwards (11th of July)!

Pre-orders!

Prussian Landwehr Brigade & Division

New to our webstore, grab yourself a bargain with our Prussian brigade or division bundles, designed to get you gaming the Hundred Days and Waterloo as easily as possible. Not only that, you'll receive free miniatures.

  • Purchase a brigade, and receive free Mounted Officers.
  • Purchase a division, and receive free Mounted Officers and Prussian Casualty Markers.

The Landwehr were militia formed from teenagers through to men in their 40s. They were plucked from their fields, shops and offices, and enrolled into the Prussian military machine to enlarge the forces that could finally depose Napoleon, the Tyrant of Europe. Prussia was a small state, but her armies were well-trained and burning to avenge their past defeats.

The Landwehr consisted of over 60 battalions, and were equipped and trained as time and money allowed. A cheap but warm coat, comfortable cap, and a musket were considered uniform enough to get thousands of troops out into the field for the restricted Prussian army of the time.

The Landwehr fought bravely in the later wars of the period, fighting hard in the 1813 campaigns and ultimately at the climax of the Hundred Days campaign that was Ligny and Waterloo.

Ill-equipped and half-trained they may have been, but after a few months' hard fighting, they went on to fight with determination alongside their brothers in the Prussian line regiments.

Brigade

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Division

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